IETA | International Emissions Trading Association


The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is a nonprofit business organization created in June 1999 to establish a functional international framework for trading in greenhouse gas emission reductions. Our membership includes leading international companies from across the carbon trading cycle. IETA members seek to develop an emissions trading regime that results in real and verifiable greenhouse gas emission reductions, while balancing economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity. IETA comprises more than 170 international companies from OECD and non-OECD countries. IETA currently has offices in Geneva (Switzerland). Toronto (Canada). Brussels (Belgium) and US offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco. CA.

Learn more about IETA on our website

Trading Documents
 IETA is a market leader in providing standardized documentation for emission trading.  IETA provides a suite of documents that span primary and secondary OTC emission markets.  Through the Secretariat and its specialist members in the Legal Working Group, IETA maintains, updates, and develops new contracts that are recognized for their clarity, conciseness and focus on carbon market details.  Please find our current suite of standardized documentation below.

Emission units within the European Union  Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS):


Primary Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM):


If you have any legal questions on the above trading documentation, please consult a licensed legal specialist.  For general queries, please contact the IETA secretariat at


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